Q & A – How do I best write an accurate job description?

Q: How do I best write an accurate job description?

A: It is vital to gather accurate information. There are many sources of information, and two sources are critical.  Talking to the employee in the position to make certain the duties written in the description match the work actually performed is key.  Supervisors should also be included in the process of gathering information. It may be best to have the supervisor check any information the employee has provided to see if it is accurate.  Other tools may be helpful as well, such as a questionnaire or job analysis.